Venice,The Westin Europa & Regina
You can take down notes from writers, poets and artists who have celebrated the charm that is Venice through the ages, or consider this collection as your visual blueprint and follow our journey with Nesa and Michael who tied the knot in the city of dreams
The California state motto is “Eureka” which is Greek and means “I’ve found it!” Turns out this incredible couple from California has something else Greek as well, their wedding photographers! They found each-other, then they found us, and we were so thrilled to be part of their journey together in the city of love and canals, Venice!
Nesa and Michael’s destination wedding in the city that hundreds of writers, poets and artists have celebrated through the ages, was held in the open terrace of the gorgeous Westin Europa and Regina. Perfectly planned by the masterly Ema Giangreco their reception was all about immaculately lavish details that brought forth the crisp elegance of the timeless city. Atelier Invitations created the most chic sets of wedding stationery in classical gold wax seals and calligraphy that perfectly matched the pastel purples, blush pinks and golds comprising the keynote palette. The stunning couple opted for prim garden roses, soft yellow ranuncculi, veronicas and lilacs by superb La Dogaressa thus creating a fairy-tale setting.
We were instantly captivated by Nesa’s beauty and chic stylish choices, from her all-lace mermaid gown perfectly arching down her waist to her Louboutin’s adding a touch of whimzy sparkle to the classical Hollywood gown. This bride knew all about the rules of exceptional styling and went for a totally fresh make-up. Having Lisa Semenzato, a professional makeup artist for film and TV work on her customized wedding hairstyle and make-up brought on Nesa’s natural beauty and made heads turn at her every step.
The couple had their First Look in a fully emotional and intimate atmosphere and then hoped on a gondola to take a tour around the city’s oh so cinematic teal colored canals. Stopping by Piazza San Marco and the famous Palazzo Ducale, former residence of the Doge of Venice, where we shoot their portraits, has been a super-romantic trip back in time and the heart of Venice! We loved every moment we got to spent with the bride and groom. In a world of cookie-cutter weddings theirs was definitely a very original one!
Let’s toast Nesa and Michael once more with Veneto’s signature bubbly prosecco! Here’s to a lifetime of romance!!! Chink !